Restore Files after Re - installing Operating System

Updated on May 19, 2022

Recover lost files after installing a new operating system with Remo Recover. Data lost from various file systems of Windows and Mac OS can be restored quickly even after reinstallation, formatting or up gradation.

Installing a new operating system or reinstalling operating system every now and then is not a new practice of computer users. For instance, if you have been using the same operating system for a long time and want to install a new OS as there is a latest version available. You would prefer upgrading the older version with the latest one or you may want to have multiple operating systems in a single system through exFAT file system.

However, all of the above-mentioned scenarios lead to loss of data if you have not backed up. Data loss is an inevitable scenario, the data lost during installation of the operating system is not completely lost and can be recovered under certain conditions. By following the suitable approaches mentioned below you can easily recover the data back.

Reasons for file deletion after Windows Update.

If you do not go about the installation process correctly, then there are chances of losing files. And before installing new OS, the hard drive gets formatted. So if you haven’t taken a backup, then data on the drive is lost. Sometimes files get deleted from the computer during installation process due to other reasons. some of such reasons are enlisted here:

  • File system corruption
  • System crash
  • Hardware or software failure, etc

How to find old files after reinstalling windows

  • Remove the Temporary Account
  • Find Lost Files after Windows Update Using Search
  • Restore Lost Files after Windows Update with Backup

Remove the Temporary Account

you may experience difficulty tracking down your old documents after you upgrade your PC to a new OS like Windows 11, Windows 10 attempt the accompanying tips to restore files after Windows 11 upgrade.

    Step 1: Check whether you are backed with a temporary account.

    Step 2: Select Start > Settings > Accounts and then Sync your settings. If you see a message at the top that states, "You are signed in with a temporary profile. Roaming options are presently unavailable", restart your PC and sign in once more. This should eliminate the account, and your documents ought to be accessible once more.

    Step 3 : Sync your Settings page. Restarting your PC and logging in again likewise works if you see a message that states, We can’t sign in to your account. “This issue can frequently be fixed by logging out and afterward logging back into your account.

Find Lost Files after Windows Update Using Search

If you are not logged in with a temporary Windows profile, you can straightforwardly look for the missing file(s) through the search box on the taskbar. To discover a record, you can look by the document name or the file type. For instance, if you are searching for a lost Excel record, search with the document name (with which it was saved before) or *.xlsx (check the image beneath). In the Search bar on the taskbar, type indexing, and afterward select Indexing Options. Select the Advanced Administrator symbol to see more choices, then, at that point, select the Troubleshoot search and indexing and follow the measures. That way, you can recover deleted files after the Windows update.

How to Recover Lost Files after installing Windows 10/11 with Backup

Go to the Start Menu, open Settings > Update and security > Backup, and select Backup and Restore (Windows 11,Windows 10, Windows 8 etc). Select Restore my documents and adhere to the commands they provide you to recover lost files after windows update. You can get a document back by making another one with a similar name and type in some cases. After you have made the new document:

  • Select Properties.
  • Select the Previous Versions tab.
  • Pick the document type to recover it.

Data Recovery after Re-installing Windows 11/10/8/7

Files lost after installing a new operating system will be recovered easily by the Remo Data Recovery tool in just a few clicks. With its highly interactive user interface the tool will help the users to recover data in an easy way. ‘Save Recovery Session’ that lets you save the scanned session to avoid rescanning the hard drive and resume data recovery when required. Follow the below mentioned steps to recover the lost data after installing new OS or Update Windows from older version to newer version

  • Download and install Remo Recover on your computer
  • From the main screen Select Recover Partitions
  • Select the drive from where files is to be recovered and click on Scan
  • It will scan for the drives and display the list of drives to select any drive and click on Scan
  • After completion of the scanning process it will show the recovered data
  • Preview and Save the recovered files to the desired location

Remo Recover is also capable of recovering data from formatted / reformatted partitions, repartitioned drives, missing volumes, crashed or unbootable hard drive, etc. even data from bad sectors can be restored in a safe and easy way. This tool is also capable of recovering files after factory settings restore on your device..

Additional Information: In order to recover data after system crash, click on the link to have more information.

Bottom line:

This article helps you in recovering lost files after reinstalling Windows 11/10/8/7 by using Remo data recovery software,Restore, Temp account. If you have questions do mention them in the comment section.

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